Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project

The Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, proposed by Teck Resources Limited includes the construction, operation and reclamation of an oil sands surface mine with a production capacity of about 260,000 barrels per day of bitumen. The project is located in northeastern Alberta, approximately 110 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. The project is a truck and shovel mine which includes two open pits, an ore preparation plant, a bitumen processing plant, tailings preparation and management facilities, cogeneration facilities, support utilities, disposal and storage areas, river water intake, a fish habitat compensation lake, bridge, roads, airfield and camp. The estimated project area is over 24,000 hectares. If the project is approved, the proposed project would operate for 41 years.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Latest update

February 25, 2020 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change terminated the environmental assessment process of the designated project at the request of the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1162 Notice of Termination - February 25, 2020
1161 From Teck Resources Limited to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada re: Notice of Withdrawal of the Frontier Oil Sands Project Application Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry No. 65505 PDF (74 KB) February 25, 2020
715 Errata pertaining to the Report of the Joint Review Panel, Teck Resources Limited, Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project PDF (44 KB) October 8, 2019
711 Report of the Joint Review Panel, Teck Resources Limited Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project PDF (9.1 MB) July 25, 2019
3 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - January 19, 2012

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  • Location

    • Fort McKay (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Teck Resources Limited
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment by Review Panel under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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